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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 930                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 44 - FIREARMS

HEAD

    Sec. 930. Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal
      facilities

STATUTE

      (a) Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly
    possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous
    weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility),
    or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
    not more than 1 year, or both.
      (b) Whoever, with intent that a firearm or other dangerous weapon
    be used in the commission of a crime, knowingly possesses or causes
    to be present such firearm or dangerous weapon in a Federal
    facility, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
      (c) A person who kills any person in the course of a violation of
    subsection (a) or (b), or in the course of an attack on a Federal
    facility involving the use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon,
    or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be punished as
    provided in sections 1111, 1112, 1113, and 1117.
      (d) Subsection (a) shall not apply to -
        (1) the lawful performance of official duties by an officer,
      agent, or employee of the United States, a State, or a political
      subdivision thereof, who is authorized by law to engage in or
      supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or
      prosecution of any violation of law;
        (2) the possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon by a
      Federal official or a member of the Armed Forces if such
      possession is authorized by law; or
        (3) the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons
      in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful
      purposes.
      (e)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), whoever knowingly
    possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous
    weapon in a Federal court facility, or attempts to do so, shall be
    fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
      (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to conduct which is described
    in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (d).
      (f) Nothing in this section limits the power of a court of the
    United States to punish for contempt or to promulgate rules or
    orders regulating, restricting, or prohibiting the possession of
    weapons within any building housing such court or any of its
    proceedings, or upon any grounds appurtenant to such building.
      (g) As used in this section:
        (1) The term "Federal facility" means a building or part
      thereof owned or leased by the Federal Government, where Federal
      employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing
      their official duties.
        (2) The term "dangerous weapon" means a weapon, device,
      instrument, material, or substance, animate or inanimate, that is
      used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious
      bodily injury, except that such term does not include a pocket
      knife with a blade of less than 2 1/2  inches in length.
        (3) The term "Federal court facility" means the courtroom,
      judges' chambers, witness rooms, jury deliberation rooms,
      attorney conference rooms, prisoner holding cells, offices of the
      court clerks, the United States attorney, and the United States
      marshal, probation and parole offices, and adjoining corridors of
      any court of the United States.
      (h) Notice of the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) shall be
    posted conspicuously at each public entrance to each Federal
    facility, and notice of subsection (e) shall be posted
    conspicuously at each public entrance to each Federal court
    facility, and no person shall be convicted of an offense under
    subsection (a) or (e) with respect to a Federal facility if such
    notice is not so posted at such facility, unless such person had
    actual notice of subsection (a) or (e), as the case may be.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Sec. 6215(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102
    Stat. 4361; amended Pub. L. 101-647, title XXII, Sec. 2205(a), Nov.
    29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4857; Pub. L. 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60014,
    Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1973; Pub. L. 104-294, title VI, Sec.
    603(t), (u), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3506; Pub. L. 107-56, title
    VIII, Sec. 811(b), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 381; Pub. L. 110-177,
    title II, Sec. 203, Jan. 7, 2008, 121 Stat. 2537.)

AMENDMENTS

      2008 - Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 110-177 inserted "or other
    dangerous weapon" after "firearm".
      2001 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107-56 struck out "or attempts to
    kill" after "A person who kills", inserted "or attempts or
    conspires to do such an act," before "shall be punished", and
    substituted "1113, and 1117" for "and 1113".
      1996 - Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 104-294, Sec. 603(t), substituted
    "subsection (d)" for "subsection (c)".
      Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 104-294, Sec. 603(u)(1), redesignated
    subsec. (g), related to posting notice in Federal facilities, as
    (h).
      Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 104-294, Sec. 603(u)(2), substituted "(e)"
    for "(d)" wherever appearing.
      Pub. L. 104-294, Sec. 603(u)(1), redesignated subsec. (g),
    related to posting notice in Federal facilities, as (h).
      1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 60014(2), substituted
    "(d)" for "(c)".
      Subsecs. (c) to (g). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 60014(1), (3), added
    subsec. (c) and redesignated former subsecs. (c) to (f) as (d) to
    (g), respectively.
      1990 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(1), inserted
    "(other than a Federal court facility)" after "Federal facility".
      Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(2), (3), added
    subsec. (d) and redesignated former subsec. (d) as (e). Former
    subsec. (e) redesignated (f).
      Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(2), redesignated
    subsec. (e) as (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (g).
      Subsec. (f)(3). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(4), added par. (3).
      Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(5), inserted "and
    notice of subsection (d) shall be posted conspicuously at each
    public entrance to each Federal court facility," after "each
    Federal facility,", "or (d)" before "with respect to", and "or (d),
    as the case may be" before the period.
      Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 2205(a)(2), redesignated subsec. (f) as
    (g).
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT
      Section 2205(b) of Pub. L. 101-647 provided that: "The amendments
    made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to
    conduct engaged in after the date of the enactment of this Act
    [Nov. 29, 1990]."
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